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Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, becomes tourism hot spot

Forget the Great Wall of China, Shanghai’s Disneyland, and Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors.

The Chinese city pulling in the most visitors these days is Wuhan, the infamous epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

The capital of the landlocked Hubei province drew thousands of tourists during the country’s Golden Week celebration in October, easily outpacing its competitors. The city’s renewed popularity is a major boon for Chinese President Xi Jinping and underscores his response to a pandemic that has continued to cripple countries around the world.

“Beijing has this narrative that its handling of the coronavirus shows its superiority to Western governments,

Tourist attractions closed and events canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

On Thursday, Disney announced it’s closing Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, as well as its Disneyland resort in Los Angeles. The company also said that it will suspend all new departures with the Disney Cruise Line starting Saturday through the end of the month.

Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando and Los Angeles have also announced plans to temporarily close.

Sporting events are impacted as well. On Wednesday, the NBA announced that the season is being suspended after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19.The NHL followed suit on Thursday, announcing it is pausing the rest of the

Hotels and airlines are suffering in the outbreak, but many RV parks and campgrounds are busy

As shutdowns, cutbacks and other coronavirus-related troubles led legions of Americans to stay away from hotels and airports, numbers increased at many public and private California campgrounds, their operators said.

“We’ve actually had record bookings the last couple of days,” said Nick Devane, founder and chief executive of Texino, a company that rents and customizes camping vans. The company, based in the L.A. neighborhood of Silver Lake, opened in late 2018.

“I think people want to avoid airports and they want to get away from cities, and camping is a way to do both,” Devane said.

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